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20th Annual Children’s Law Institute

Program  Program

 Why You Should Attend Whether representing children, parents or a child welfare or foster care agency, in private practice, government, public interest practice or as a policy advocate, the issues and the environment in which advocates operate are increasingly complex.  PLI’s Children’s Law Institute will focus on a variety of social and legal issues affecting child welfare and juvenile justice practice. What You Will Learn  ...

Serving on a Nonprofit Board: Practical and Ethical Considerations for Attorneys

Program  Program

Why You Should Attend Joining a nonprofit board can be one of the most personally and professionally rewarding experiences of an attorney’s career. Whether you’re an experienced attorney or just beginning to practice, serving on a nonprofit board can bring opportunities to deepen your skills, make valuable connections, and help a cause that is personally meaningful to you.   Serving on a Nonprofit Board: Practical and Ethical ...

Representing the Pro Bono Client: New York Public Assistance and Food Stamp Eligibility 2017: Special Populations

Program  Program

Why You Should Attend This training is designed to equip attorneys with a sharper understanding of the substantive law, strategies, procedures, and best practices relevant to their representation of low-income clients who seek government benefits such as public assistance and benefits under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).  These necessary benefits can be difficult to access for many eligible applicants due to the complex ...

19th Annual Supreme Court Review: October 2016 Term

Program  Program

Why You Should Attend The United States Supreme Court this term confronted a very wide range of important constitutional issues.  The issues ranged from individual rights under the First Amendment free speech and religion clauses, voting rights and the Fourth Amendment, excessive force litigation, takings claims, and immigration and naturalization, to arbitration and insider trading.  For most of the term the Court functioned with eight ...

Reentry in California – Overcoming Legal Barriers to Community Reintegration 2017 (Free)

Program  Program

Why You Should Attend In the past three decades, incarceration rates have exploded in the U.S., such that today we incarcerate over two million people, more than any other country in the world. The result is that many more people encounter the criminal justice system at some point in their lives. Indeed, an estimated 1 in 3 adults in California has an arrest or conviction record, and low-income people and people of color are disproportionately affected. A ...

17th Annual Municipal Law Institute

Program  Program

Why You Should Attend This Institute provides attendees with analyses of important developments, emerging legal issues and best practices in the field of municipal law and regardless of experience level, municipal attorneys practicing in a city law department, or attorneys representing city agencies, commissions, or employees, will want to attend. What You Will Learn Legal issues relevant to municipal lawyers Ethics for local government ...

FTCA and Other Civil Rights Claims - Immigration Enforcement & Damages Actions (Free)

Program  Program

Why You Should Attend Increased immigration enforcement is likely to include enforcement practices that give rise to damages action.  Claims under the Federal Tort Claims Act, Bivens, and Section 1983 are important tools to combat abusive enforcement practices and ensuring that federal and local law enforcement abide by their constitutional obligations. This program will give a general overview of each of these claims. We will also discuss employing ...

Bankruptcy Basics for Low-Income Clients 2017 (Free)

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Why You Should Attend Although the economy is improving and foreclosures in many parts of the country are in decline due to rising home values, financially marginalized people still file bankruptcy in disproportionate numbers.  Many debtors are unrepresented and bankruptcy clinics are still in great demand.  There is a critical need for pro bono attorneys to assist low-income clients at all levels.  The practice of bankruptcy law is ...

Representing the Pro Bono Client: Advocacy Skills for Administrative Hearings 2017 (Free)

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Why You Should Attend The need for pro bono assistance with administrative hearings has never been higher.  Clients who have been denied or are at risk of losing vital benefits, housing subsidies, or are facing school discipline have a right to an administrative hearing, but are often unrepresented in what can be a confusing and adversarial process.  Significant changes to key public benefits programs, including Social Security, General ...

New York Housing Law for the Low-Income Client 2017

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Why You Should Attend This program provides an overview of New York law that affects many low-income tenants including eligibility for subsidies, procedures for challenging denials and terminations of subsidies, an overview of New York City Housing Authority Administrative (NYCHA) administrative proceedings, and Housing Court practice and procedure basics.  What You Will Learn Common New York State/City rental subsidies important to ...

California Special Education Law 2017 (Free)

Program  Program

Why You Should Attend This has been a particularly important year in Special Education Law as the Supreme Court issued two decisions analyzing the rights of student with disabilities under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and other disability rights statutes. This has a widespread impact on California’s education system as currently over 700,000 students with disabilities receive special education services in California, comprising ...

Consumer Bankruptcy Cases 2017

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Please note: this program only offers ethics credits in certain jurisdictions. Please check the credit information box to the right for the credits approved in your jurisdiction. Why You Should Attend Consumer bankruptcy lawyers are the solution for millions of individuals facing financial difficulties. This half-day program will provide legal and practical information for both experienced consumer bankruptcy lawyers and lawyers who do not regularly ...

Electronic Evidence in the New York State Courts 2017: Representing the Legal Services Client

Program  Program

Why You Should Attend Electronic evidence plays an increasingly important role in clients' cases in legal services work. Understanding the current case law and ethical rules governing the use of that electronic evidence is essential for attorneys. This training will explore the many technologies utilized by legal services clients, the New York ethical rules governing attorneys who are interacting with that electronic evidence, and the ways in which ...

34th Annual Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation

Program  Program

Why You Should Attend The law of Section 1983 is multi-faceted and continues to develop.  There are myriad significant and difficult issues, many of which generate conflicts in the circuit court. To be an effective Section 1983 litigator it is necessary to stay abreast of the latest decisions.  At PLI’s 34th Annual Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation program, a highly experienced and accomplished faculty will analyze recent Section ...

Securities Law and Practice 2017: How the SEC Works

Program  Program

Securities lawyers need to have a firm grasp of not only the federal securities laws, but also how the SEC works to administer these laws. In this program, you will be given an introduction to the federal securities laws as well as the operating divisions at the SEC that administer the laws. You will be provided with what you need to know about how the SEC administers the securities laws — and the other agencies that the SEC interacts with on ...

Advocating for Veterans: The Basics on VA Benefits, Discharge Upgrades and Veteran Cultural Competency 2017 (Free)

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IMPORTANT! If you get accredited by the VA before you attend this training, the first three hours will satisfy the VA’s CLE requirement.   Attorneys and other advocates must be accredited to practice before the VA.To obtain accreditation you must complete this form:. Accreditation by the VA may take several weeks, so do not delay filing your application.You can speed up the process by emailing the form to: . Within ...


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